The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 97 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 31 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 1.27% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.18% 4.80% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 5
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£349 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £389 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.75 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.22 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% +13.63%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
742 688 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.49% 26.42% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 366 319
Average daily rate £366 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 22
Average hourly rate £30.75 £25.00 £15.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% +65.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.95 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.30 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +10 13 £348 +18.48% 2
Glasgow -9 6 £375 - 9
Aberdeen +1 3 £250 - 3
Edinburgh -20 2 £400 +70.57% 19
Dundee - 2 £170 -
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 73 (96.05%) Degree
2 34 (44.74%) SQL
3 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
4 22 (28.95%) HTML
5 21 (27.63%) Linux
6 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (23.68%) Windows
7 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
8 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
9 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.05%) CSS
10 14 (18.42%) Java
10 14 (18.42%) HTML5
11 13 (17.11%) CSS3
11 13 (17.11%) jQuery
11 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.11%) Citrix
11 13 (17.11%) SAN
11 13 (17.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 13 (17.11%) IPsec
12 12 (15.79%) Clustering
12 12 (15.79%) .NET
12 12 (15.79%) NAS
13 11 (14.47%) Software Distribution
13 11 (14.47%) Banking
13 11 (14.47%) Solaris
13 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
13 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (14.47%) Veritas
13 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 2 (2.63%) Drupal
3 1 (1.32%) nginx
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) SAN
1 13 (17.11%) IPsec
2 12 (15.79%) NAS
3 5 (6.58%) Internet
4 3 (3.95%) DNS
5 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.63%) X.500
5 2 (2.63%) LDAP
5 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.32%) SNMP
6 1 (1.32%) ATM
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) Firewall
6 1 (1.32%) SSL
6 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.63%) Sybase IQ
4 2 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Ant
1 6 (7.89%) JUnit
2 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.32%) Xcode
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (14.47%) Banking
2 10 (13.16%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) Integration Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (9.21%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) iOS Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior iOS Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Messaging Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) HTML
2 16 (21.05%) CSS
3 14 (18.42%) HTML5
4 13 (17.11%) CSS3
4 13 (17.11%) jQuery
5 12 (15.79%) .NET
6 10 (13.16%) XML
7 9 (11.84%) YUI
8 8 (10.53%) Web Services
8 8 (10.53%) J2EE
9 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.95%) Cocoa
11 3 (3.95%) Ajax
11 3 (3.95%) Cocoa Touch
11 3 (3.95%) Core Animation
12 2 (2.63%) WCF
12 2 (2.63%) DOM
12 2 (2.63%) JAXB
13 1 (1.32%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Clustering
2 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.95%) Animation
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
5 2 (2.63%) PMI
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) Derivative
5 2 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Linux
2 18 (23.68%) Windows
3 11 (14.47%) Solaris
4 8 (10.53%) UNIX
5 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.32%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
1 11 (14.47%) Software Distribution
2 10 (13.16%) Time Management
2 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.84%) Validation
4 8 (10.53%) Web Development
5 7 (9.21%) TDD
5 7 (9.21%) ITIL
6 6 (7.89%) OO
7 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.26%) Mobile Development
8 4 (5.26%) iOS Development
8 4 (5.26%) High Availability
8 4 (5.26%) MVC
8 4 (5.26%) Project Management
8 4 (5.26%) Content Management
8 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.95%) Performance Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) SQL
2 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (18.42%) Java
4 6 (7.89%) C#
4 6 (7.89%) C++
4 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.26%) VBScript
6 4 (5.26%) Perl
7 3 (3.95%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.63%) PHP
8 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.63%) VB
8 2 (2.63%) Python
8 2 (2.63%) C
9 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 73 (96.05%) Degree
2 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (9.21%) Sun Certification
6 4 (5.26%) MCSE
6 4 (5.26%) MCSA
6 4 (5.26%) MCITP
7 3 (3.95%) MCTS
7 3 (3.95%) MCP
8 2 (2.63%) MCSD
8 2 (2.63%) PMP
8 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.63%) MBA
8 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.32%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Firmware
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (13.16%) Tivoli
2 10 (13.16%) Netcool
3 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) Citrix
3 11 (14.47%) Veritas
4 8 (10.53%) HP
5 7 (9.21%) Sun
6 2 (2.63%) Sybase
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) Serena
7 1 (1.32%) Teradata
7 1 (1.32%) Telerik
7 1 (1.32%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.32%) HubSpot